Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Organic Chemistry

New or Used: 2 copies from $117.35
On the cover of this book is a Pacific yew tree, found in the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. The bark of the Pacific yew tree produces Taxol, found to be a highly effective drug against ovarian and breast cancer. Taxol blocks mitosis during eukaryotic cell division. The supply of Taxol from the Pacific yew tree is vanishingly small, however. A single 100-year-old tree provides only about one dose of the drug (roughly 300 mg). For this reason, as well as the spectacular molecular architecture of Taxol, synthetic organic chemists fiercely undertook efforts to synthesize it. Five total syntheses of Taxol have thus far been reported. Now, a combination of isolation of a related metabolite from European yew needles, and synthesis of Taxol from that intermediate, supply the clinical demand. This case clearly demonstrates the importance of synthesis and the use of organic chemistry. It's just one of the many examples used in the text that will spark the interest of students and get them involved in the study of organic chemistry!
Product Details

Table of Contents

Carbon Compounds and Chemical Bonds. Representative Carbon Compounds: Functional Groups, Intermolecular Forces, and Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy. An Introduction to Organic Reactions: Acids and Bases. Alkanes: Nomenclature, Conformational Analysis, and an Introduction to Synthesis. Stereochemistry: Chiral Molecules. Ionic Reactions-- Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides. Alkenes and Alkynes I: Properties and Synthesis, Elimination Reactions of Alkyl Halides. Alkenes and Alkynes II. Addition Reactions. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Mass Spectrometry: Tools for Structure Determination. Radical Reactions. Alcohols and Ethers. Alcohols from Carbonyl Compounds, Oxidation-Reduction and Organometallic Compounds. Conjugated Unsaturated Systems. Aromatic Compounds. Reactions of Aromatic Compounds. Aldehydes and Ketones I: Nucleophilic Addition to the Carbonyl Group. Aldehydes and Ketones II. Aldol Reactions. Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives. Nucleophilic Addition-Elimination at the Acyl Carbon. Synthesis and Reactions of beta-Dicarbonyl Compounds: More Chemistry of Enolate Ions. Amines. Phenols and Aryl Halides: Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution. Carbohydrates. Lipids. Amino Acids and Proteins. Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis. Answers to Selected Problems. Glossary. Illustration and Photo Credits. Index.

About the Author

Graham Solomons, University of South Florida Craig Fryhle, Pacific Lutheran University

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Science » Chemistry » Organic
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Organic Chemistry on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top